August 25, 2015
An appellate court ruling Monday affirmed the Federal Trade Commission's role in policing the cybersecurity of commercial companies, a role some have argued is an overreach of the regulator's authority. One such claim came from Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, which filed the appeal earlier this year contesting a FTC suit that claimed the hotel chain misrepresented its ability to keep customer data secure. Monday's ruling upheld the FTC's assertion that it had standing to bring a case against Wyndham.
August 23, 2015
Long days, warm weather, the lure of travel, if only to a nearby park or beach – many employees, naturally, are thinking of escaping the office for time away. For the past year, since the passage of home working legislation in the UK, employees who have been on the job at least 26 weeks have had the right to request flexible working hours. That flexibility could take the form of working at home a day or two every week, or, especially this time of the year, it could simply mean leaving the office early on a Friday afternoon for a quick jaunt to the beach. So far, few employees have taken advantage of the flexible hours, despite last year’s legislation.
August 19, 2015
Following last month's hack, adultery website Ashley Madison has had the names, addresses, phone numbers, encrypted passwords and credit card transaction details of around 32 million of its 37 million registered customers posted online on via the darkweb. Hacker group the Impact Team has posted 9.7 gigabytes of data, including most emails and many credit card details in claimed retaliation for the site allegedly claiming to delete customer details for a fee then not doing so.